History of Student Protests in Ming and Joseon eras.

Nov 2017
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Ming and Joseon political systems were both based on confucian principles. However, I am aware of many cases of confucian students in Joseon conducting political sit ins in front of the court and peacefully protest policies they find wrongful, even in direct defiance of the King.

Im curious, did this also happen in Ming China, or was protest of the Emperors policies and freedom of protest less tolerated than in Korea?
 

Haakbus

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Aug 2013
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Can you give some specific examples?

Critiques of the king under certain circumstances weren't an unknown thing in Korea, after all they had government offices specifically for that purpose.
 
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Nov 2017
137
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Nov 2017
137
US
Did they ever suffer consequences for it?
No, except the time they tried to force their way into the court, the had a scruffle with the guards. but the act of protest itself was not punished, and rather considered a respectable for performing the duty of students to express concern for their country
 
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Haakbus

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Aug 2013
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No, except the time they tried to force their way into the court, the had a scruffle with the guards. but the act of protest itself was not punished, and rather considered a respectable for performing the duty of students to express concern for their country
Wow interesting. Certainly a very Confucian virtue.